Northern Calif. Hospital to Treat Mentally Ill Inmates

SAN JOSE, Calif.

Early next year, San Mateo Medical Center will begin treating some severely mentally ill prison inmates.

According to the San Jose Mercury News, the tentative plan would allow for non-violent prisoners to be treated in the locked psychiatric ward of the hospital.

Currently, the San Mateo County’s main jail has two hospital beds, which cost about $1 million per year to operate. Those beds will continue to be used, but only for violent inmates.

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